Stephan Elliott’s Flammable Children heads to QLD
Stephan Elliott and a Guy Pearce doppelganger.
Stephan Elliott's next film, Flammable Children, starring Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell, will start pre-production in Queensland in mid-August and begin shooting in early October.
The film is being produced by Wildheart Films’ Al Clark and See Pictures’ Jamie Hilton.
"We are thrilled Stephan and the producers of Flammable Children have chosen Queensland to shoot their film and the opportunities that will be afforded to our world-class local creatives and crew", said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.
"This news is another major boost to our local industry and follows on from back-to-back domestic and international film and television productions".
"Productions like Flammable Children create jobs, up-skill our local crew and creative base and create greater certainty to our local industry".
Elliott's film will shoot in South East Queensland, employ around 120 Queensland crew and spend more than $6 million on Queenslanders and Queensland businesses, according to Screen Queensland.
"As well as the economic benefits that Flammable Children will bring to Queensland, we are vigorous in our support of such domestic productions that enrich our lives and allow us to see our culture reflected back on the screen", said Vieira.
Elliott will reunite with many of his Priscilla team including producer Clark, production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Mission: Impossible II), and editor Sue Blainey (Lost, Mozart in the Jungle).
"Stephan’s previous films — Frauds, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop — were all officially selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, with Priscilla winning the Prix du Public as well as an Academy Award for Best Costume Design", said Vieira.
"Our local industry will significantly benefit from working on Flammable Children and with their support, I am certain Stephan can win another Academy Award and Prix du Public!"
WestEnd Films has international rights to the film.